Swimming pool accidents can cause catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury from diving in shallow waters, or accidents involving near-drowning causing permanent brain damage. Sadly, death from drowning in swimming pool accidents is all too common, particularly in the warmer months when children go swimming on summer vacation.
Although many incidences of drowning are tragic accidents, many others, especially those involving children, can be prevented with proper foresight. Preventable drowning accidents are usually the result of reckless or negligent actions. For example, operators of businesses such as hotels, heads of schools, and private homeowners must all take measures to provide security and supervision for the sake of children and others who are at-risk of injuries or drowning while swimming.
Some examples of actions causing drowning accidents include:
- Lack of a trained lifeguard at a public pool or beach
- No warning signs, such as “no running” or “no diving”
- Negligent supervision by lifeguard
- Inattentive swimming teachers
- General failure to provide a safe environment
- Defective products, such as ineffective pool drains
- At a private home, no fence securing the pool
If your loved one has been injured in a swimming pool due to negligence, you may be eligible to file for a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
DROWNING ACCIDENTS AND MAKING A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM
When a tragic drowning accident could have been prevented, those responsible should be held liable. Our Cleveland wrongful death attorneys can help you with a claim and filing a lawsuit against the person or business who could have prevented your loved one’s tragic drowning.
Has your child died in a drowning accident? While nothing can replace your loss, our personal injury attorneys at The Mellino Law Firm will fight to seek justice for you and your family. We provide the highest level of service possible to obtain fair compensation and hold the responsible party liable.